Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It's a Flimsy! Blind Man's Fancy



 Blind Man's Fancy
90 x 90
It's a flimsy!

 Blocks finish at 15 inches and the sashing geese finish at 1-1/4 x 2-1/2 . 
I used the free online pattern by Beth Donaldson .  I later acquired the book History Repeated and the pattern instructions are in that book finish at 18 inches if I remember correctly. 
 My February OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to complete all the Flying Geese necessary for the borders and for in between the rows then to assemble the top. I already had the five rows with Flying Geese assembled.  
There are a variety of reasons I make a quilt. This one? I made it because I wasn't sure I could. Of course the fact that a beautiful vintage quilt was the inspiration figured in there somewhere. 

And I have another one in rose and tea themed fabrics in the works.  


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31 comments:

karen said...

This is gorgeous!

TakeMeThereTotes said...

This is one of your finest! It is wonderful.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh My Stars!!!! THAT! is Amazing!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

^What Alycia says!^ And I will add Wow!

Quilting Babcia said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I'm in awe. Those blocks require an amazing amount of precision to have all the components fit together. I hope this one is a keeper for you!

Laura in IA said...

I think that is the pattern I have been wanting to do with all my "lopped off" triangle corners. I never knew the name of the pattern so thank you for that. You have made a wonderful quilt - again.

cspoonquilt said...

Wow! That is a fabulous flimsy! All those triangles. I like the way you arranged the different colored geese around the blocks. It kind of gives it a visual orderliness while still proving interest! (does that make sense?!) cheers!

Linda said...

What an amazing quilt,and what an amazing accomplishment to be able to make this very complicated looking quilt. It's wonderful. And of course, you happen to have another waiting to be finished! How very like you,Cathy! Just read on a blog that you have won a prize and a Special parcel is coming your way. What fun.

Sue SA said...

Wow! Beautiful quilt, what a great finish and you have another one to make, very impressed with your staying power!

Julie said...

Wow, this is just stunning, I love all the colours in it. The amount of work in this is just amazing - all those flying geese and HST would do my head in. A real family heirloom in the making here. Thanks for linking to SEW, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A beautiful quilt, I love it! A lot of work in those HST's, well done!

audrey said...

What a fantastic quilt! Amazing work to get all those flying geese pieced to the right size. And love the colors so much! You are a master at getting so much of the right colors into a quilt.:)

mangozz said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Cathy, and I love the colors you chose! I really like this one a lot, maybe because it looks like Civil War fabrics. I hope you are keeping this one for yourself.

Robin said...

Wow! What a labor of love. You made a fabulous quilt top. I really admire you for sticking with it and finishing this up.

Janie said...

Your quilt is a beauty Cathy, the civil war fabrics are the perfect choice.
I've been watching your 'rose and tea' fancy coming along, another beauty.

Kaja said...

All those triangles! It's fantastic, and it must be nice to know you can, too. I love the colours, especially the touches of yellow here and there.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats on your finish--it's wonderful!

Louise said...

It truly is fancy! I love this elaborate, old fashioned block. So much movement and interest with all your scrappy fabrics and the geese circling around and around. Well done!

gayle said...

I love this!
I keep looking at all the triangles and geese and geesey triangles, and just feeling totally in awe! What a beauty!
(And now I have to go talk myself out of starting one of my own. 'Scuse me...)


Quiltdivajulie said...

WOW WOW WOW - that is a fantastic quilt top with about a bazillion little pieces. You should be VERY proud of yourself with this one!!!!

Rebecca in AK said...

I guess I am not the only one who’s first reaction was WOW! Congratulations only a fabulous quilt!

cityquilter grace said...

love it....great accomplishment!

Ann said...

Such a wonderful combination of simpler blocks in Blind Man's Fancy. I see hourglass, economy, pigeon toes, and flying geese. Congratulations. I can't believe you have another one in the works. How will you ever choose which to keep? How could you give both away? Tough choices ahead.

Karen's Korner said...

A quilt to be proud of.

chrisknits said...

What an undertaking. Definitely a great flimsy!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Stunning and definitely a lot of work!

Patty said...

Amazing quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal and congrats on your finish.

Angie said...

Of course you could!
Love how this turned out - I'm inspired!

Raewyn said...

Well done - it's beautiful! And it looks like it was a lot of work too! I love the fabrics you have used here :-)

Nann said...

YOWZA! You outdid yourself on this one, Cathy. Wonderful, wonderful!

Deana Jennings said...

that is a bit of a labor intensive quilt with those geese and little spikes.